IFF Congress 16-17.05 1992
Pöstli, Baltenswil, Switzerland
Denmark (DFU): Torben Frydkjaer (TF, voting), John (J)
Finland (SSBL): Klaus Krokfors - (KK, voting), Jouni Kontio (JK)
Norway (NBF): Lars Senstad (LS, voting), Tore Krarup (TK)
Sweden (SIBF): Tomas Mariedahl* (TM, voting)
Switzerland(SUHV): Leo Buser (LB, voting), Daniel Moser (DM)
IFF Central Board:
András Czitrom (AC)
Andrea Darms (AD)
Lilly Keiser (LK)
Stefan Kratz (SK)
Gottlieb Kündig (GK)
Thomas Mariedahl* (TM)
Pekka Mukkala (PM)
* Double function
Guest: Giuseppe Genetelli (GG),
§ 1 Welcome
of the delegates
The President of the IFF welcomes the
delegates and guests. He asks the delegates, if G.Kündig
is accepted to be assistant during the meeting. He
expresses his wish that the meeting will go on for the
favor of our sport.
Decision: G.Kündig shall be assistant during
the meeting. He writes also the minutes.
P.Mukkala: wants a decision about the persons
who are allowed to speak during the meeting. Discussion.
Decision: - The right to speak during the
meeting is given to the delegates of the nations, the
members of the CB and G.Kündig as assistant.
- The right to vote is given by the nations to K.Krokfors
for Finland, Th.Mariedahl for Sweden, L.Buser for
Switzerland and L.Senstad for Norway and T.Frydkjaer for
Treatylist: - The treatylist is accepted as
- The protocol has to be signed by L.Senstad, K.Krokfors
§ 2 New
official member Federations
Tore declares, why Norway wants to get the membership
in the I.F.F.
Questions to Norway:
G.Kündig: Is the Norway Bandy Federation
conscient about the fact, that the membership in the
I.F.F. will be given to the Floorball Section of the NBF
and that the I.F.F. gives the garanty to the Norway
Floorball Section to accept it as Norwegian member in the
case of a separation from the NBF ?
TK: Yes. Our Floorbal Section can develop free
and is souveraign in Floorball questions.
No more questions.
TF: Proposes in short words the organization
of the Danish Association. Up to now it is very small and
there is much progress to do. Through the membership we
hope to accelerate the development.
GK: Your Association is very little. Are you
able to organize Danish Championships ?
TF: In the moment we organize tournaments in
Danmark. It is more a kind of cup-system than a
No more questions.
2.3 Admission vote
The Norwegian and Danish delegates are ordered to
leave the conference room.
After a short discussion the Congress decides:
- NBF with its Floorball Section is admitted as ordinary
member of the IFF.
- The Floorball Association of Danmark is admitted as
ordinary member of the IFF.
- Both organizations are entitled from now on with all
members rights and duties. In the following proceeding of
the Congress their delegates have the right to vote.
§ 3 Approval
of the President's Report 1986-1991
AC: Presumes the activities of the IFF in
the last five years like laid down in the Presidents
Report. He shows the development of Floorball and is
convinced that Floorball will get a big sport that's
spread out all over the world.
Decision: The Presidents Report is accepted one
§ 4 Approval of
the Financial Report 1986-1991
SK: explanates the Financial
LK: proposes to accept it like it is. There
should be found an international accepted way to do the
accounts for the future.
Decision: The Financial Report 1986-1991 is
accepted one vote.
The CB gets freedom from responsibility.
§ 5 Statutes
AC: gives a summary over the
planning stage of the new IFF Statutes and declares, why
the proposal worked out by GK became to be the proposal
of the CB in our meeting in Budapest.
He thanks GK for his work: "Better late than never
GK: The proposal we discuss now is a working
version, it is worked out for the next period of two
years. We have to make experiences and work out the final
version to submit it to the next Congress if it seems to
be needed. I propose to accept the articles about the
arbitration committee (art. 40ff.) like they are as a
working base. After the Congresss there will be looked
for a correct English language version. In any case the
Statutes will be on the agenda of the next Congress
To the Statutes: There is given an order to them with
general titles and subtitles.
LS: Proposes to go through the proposed
Statutes article by article, even when this needs time
and to decide at the end about the whole Statutes.
Decision: accepted with one voice.
(In the minutes will be mentioned the articles where
there were questions or decisive changes.)
article 1: The law under which these Statutes
will be in force is not decided. It may be that it will
be combined with the location of the headquarters.
article 3: The location of the headquarters will
be determined after the elections.
article X: will stay article X up to the next
Congress as a little joke to show that Statutes are never
article 13.1: Question of Norway: The expression
"self ruled" understands even a section of
another Sports Federation, there has only to be shown,
that the section has own competences to rule the
Floorball Sport in accordance with the IFF Regulations.
article 14.1.c): explanation: Any international
tournament shall be notified to the IFF. The Competition
Regulation of the IFF will determine the conditions.
article 28 and 34: article 34 will be the new article
28. The articles in between will be renumbered. (In the
following the numbers of the proposal stay valid).
article 29: As usual in northern countries and
international Associations there should be the election
of special chairman for the Congress. New wording:
"The Congress elects the chairman for the
article 30: No changes. The number of CB members has
been discussed later in the Congress. There have been
proposals of 5, 6, 7 or 9 CB members (President
included). The discussion was about lower costs and
efficiency of work. In according to the circumstances the
final decision has been eight members plus president in
the CB (four to one vote).
article 32.2: change of the word
"president" to the word "chairman" in
according to the new wording of article 29.
Norway proposed to cancel the special construction, that
the chairman is entitled by this article to have a vote
in the case of a tie.
TF: when there are very important questions it
would be unlucky, if a president can decide in the case
of a tie.
GK: A good chairman will let drop a vote to a
later moment, when an important decision is in a tie.
AD/PM: There are many questions that need to be
decided to follow on in a meeting. It is an article to
keep the Congress going on, may be even to keep the IFF
GK: This question is regulated in the FIFA
Statutes like in our proposal. We give now to the
protocol that the chairman is entitled to decide any
proceeding question, but that important questions in
litigation should be dropped in the case of a tie and
taken up some later in the same Congress.
SK/TK: drop the second phrase.
Decision: The second phrase of article 32.2 is
article 34.1: LS: We propose a number of 50%
to claim the summoning of an Extraordinary Congress. In
the state we have now, only one nation could do it.
GK: It's a legal and democratic question. We do
this Statutes at least for a period of 5 up to 10 years.
Decision: New wording "1/5 but at least
article 36: GK: Proposal to put in a new
paragraph in order to ensure continuity in the CB, like
it is regulated in the FIFA Statutes. Reelection is
possible but it shouldn't be possible to exchange more
than half of the CB.
Decision: New article 36.3: "In order to
ensure continuity within the CB, no more than four new
members may be installed simultaneously." The former
article 36.3. will get the number 36.4.
article 36.4: The proposal is preferred to an
article 40 up to 42: GK: These articles
work, but we haven't got up to now a concept in the IFF
how to rule the arbitration. The articles enclose the
most important base rules that have to be laid down in
Statutes that the IFF can work. If there are other ideas,
we come back to these articles next congress.
Decision: articles 40, 41 and 42 are accepted.
article 45: LS: We would like to put in that
the Arbitration Committee shall give a comment on
GK: This idea is available but should be taken
up, when we have an Arbitration Committee.
Decision: New wording: "2/3 majority of votes
present at the congress".
Final vote to enact the whole Statutes: Yes one vote.
AC: thanks to all present persons for the
concentration and the work they did. (Statutes: See
§ 6 Membershipfees
AC: There are two propositions:
One of Norway and one of the CB according to the Swedish
TK: Is there a cause, why the fees fall
according to the number of clubs ? It seems to me, that
the proposal of the CB is a little bit unfair.
SK: Sweden has most clubs of all Associations
but has not more rights in the IFF than the other
GK: We shall see it as a solution that adapts
the big differences between the National Associations. It
is better to know that like this Sweden can not claim to
have more influence in the IFF than the other nations.
This is a solution for two years. Next Congress there
could be other weights of members and also another
TM: Thinks, that under this point of view the
proposal of the CB is a little more fair.
Decision: The proposal of the CB is accepted by
3 to 1 vote with abstention of Norway. (see Appendix
§ 7 Budget
AC: In the momentaneous state of
the IF it is not possible to accomplish a concrete budget
because on the income side is only clear now the
membershipfees. The other incomes are not prospectable.
We have to deal with a minimal budget.
LK: It would be better, if the new CB works out
TF: We have to know if the travel costs for the
CB members will be paid by the IFF or not. So we have to
know the budget or need a decision about this point. In
the case of the fact, that the member Associations have
to pay the travel costs of their CB members we resign to
be member of the CB.
AD: It is not possible now to decide about the
whole budget. There has to be a budget but because of the
income side it has to be prospectively. Maybe we find a
sponsor, the new treasurer shall look how many money is
available. We should give him a date for the
accomplishment of the budget.
Decision: The budget proposal of the CB is
rejected. The Congress delegates the budget to the CB to
be done by its treasurer in a term of four months.
Travelcosts: The proposition of Stefan Kratz is
Decision: Any National Association has to pay
the costs for travels and lodgings of their CB members.
The costs of the president will be paid by the IFF. (see
§ 8 Elections
After a longtime discussion the delegates
of the Congress decided the remaining Statute question
with four to one votes, that the CB of IFF consists of a
president and eight members.
Result of the elections for the new Central Board of
Members of the CB:
This time the Members of the CB were elected in globo.
In order to diminue the nationl interests, the exchange
of members will be done by the qualification of the
proposed person for the available function.
Denmark resigns to be member of the CB because of the
travel costs, but is ready to work in one or several
committees of the IFF.
§ 9 Proposals of the member
There has been no other proposals of the
member Associations to be discussed or decided at the
§ 10 Decision
on the meeting place for the next
The next Congress
will be held in Sweden, in May 1994.
The meeting place will be notified
to the CB by the organizing Nation.
In the name of the International Floorball Federation,
Pekka Mukkala gives expression of sincere thankssaying to
the former President of the IFF, András Czitrom, for his
big engagement for the Federation, the work he did and
the mission he felt and feels for our sport.
For the protocol:
Protocol signed by:
Th.Mariedahl, L.Senstad, K.Krokfors